Pearson myWorld Social Studies incorporates Understanding by Design, beginning with an "Essential Question" for each chapter.
The Essential Questions help student to: - connect to the content by activating prior knowledge and engaging them in each lesson - experience social studies through meaningful hands-on activities - transfer their knowledge to new learning situations that demonstrate true understanding
It focuses on desired understanding that students should acquire and works backward to that understanding. Students are able to explore concepts, build knowledge, and transfer what they've learned beyond the classroom. This series helps to make learning meaningful by connecting to students' emotions through stories which spark their interest and help them make personal connections to the content.
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Social Studies Chapter Study Guides
Chapter 1: Geography of the United States Study Guide Chapter 2: Americans and Their History Study Guide Chapter 3: Government in the United States Study Guide Chapter 4: The Nation's Economy Study Guide Chapter 5: Regions - The Northeast Study Guide Chapter 6: Regions - The Southeast Study Guide Chapter 7: Regions - The Midwest Study Guide Chapter 8: Regions - The Southwest Study Guide Chapter 9: Regions - The West Study Guide Chapter 10: Illinois Today - Taught with Chapter 7 Chapter 11: History of Illinois - Taught with Chapter 7